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1: New Reports on U.S. Planting WMDs in Iraq

BASRA - Fifty days after the first reports that the U.S. forces were unloading weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in southern Iraq, new reports about the movement of these weapons have been disclosed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00164.htm


2: Ramallah: Israeli Troops Take it Out on Children

RAMALLAH - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) violently confronted with the demonstrations that erupted after the extrajudicial execution of Hamas leader Dr. Abdel Aziz Al Rantisi, shooting three children and wounding them, two of them critically.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00191.htm


3: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


4: Colin L. Powell On Release of Japanese Hostages

MR. KANEHIRA: Thank you so much, Secretary. We just received the good news from Baghdad that three Japanese civilian hostages have been released in Baghdad.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00167.htm


5: Govt Held High Powered Secret Meeting On Spy Cas

Scoop understands that a high-powered New Zealand Government crisis meeting was held in the last week of March after the Prime Minister was informed that two suspected Mossad connectives had been arrested in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00141.htm


6: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


7: Security Council discusses killing of Hamas leader

Less than a month after several countries in the United Nations Security Council condemned the killing of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the 15-member body met today to discuss the assassination by Israel of his replacement, Abdelaziz Rantissi, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00199.htm


8: Removal Of Equipment, Buildings From Iraq Concerns

UN Nuclear Watchdog Concerned By Removal Of Equipment, Buildings From Iraq The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency says it is concerned that equipment - even entire buildings - and contaminated scrap have been removed from sites in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00184.htm


9: Security Council Ready To Implement Cyprus Plan

Security Council Ready To Help Implement Cyprus Plan If It Is Approved - President Members of the United Nations Security Council today said they were ready to help Cyprus implement a plan to reunify the island nation ahead of its entry into the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00181.htm


10: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


11: PM's Presser: Fraud + Israeli Spies = Media Frenzy

In the interest of simplicity the ‘best’ potential diplomatic stoush since New Zealand said ‘No nukes thanks Ronald’ and collared some French ‘tourists’ is covered in this report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00164.htm


12: Bring Back Maori Battalions: Destiny NZ

Political party Destiny New Zealand presented its key policies in Whakatane on the weekend, including a call for an initiative to rebirth the Maori Battalions of World War II.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00124.htm


13: Public Address 20/04/04 - Impasse

Should we just burn all our history books then? The new Treaty of Waitangi website, launched yesterday, is wordy, serious and determinedly equivocal. The political response to it was predictable and a bit embarrassing..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00162.htm


14: A Woman in Tucson is Screaming, Crying

In my 56 years on this beautiful planet; our home and mother, I have never seen the ravages of male recklessness, violence, oppression, and war so predominant and frightening as now. Gentlemen, and I use the term loosely, you have gone too far! You are destroying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00157.htm


15: Stateside: Liar, Liar, Tie's On Fire!

I missed the president's press conference on Tuesday night - it was on at 5.30 on the West Coast and I was on my way to night class - but I got the gist of it as I passed by the newspaper vending machines the next morning. Most of the headlines ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00143.htm


16: Tariana Turia: Ha! – Inspiration!

E nga mana o tenei rohe, e te iwi kainga, tena koutou katoa. E nga iwi e huihui nei, te Taumata Mate Ha, nga kaimahi hauora hoki, tena koutou.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00295.htm


17: Don Brash fears long-term damage from Holidays Act

National Party Leader Don Brash has launched a scathing attack on the Holidays Act, describing it as "a step back to the days when New Zealand was closed at the weekend."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00302.htm


18: The most anti-Israeli American president ever

Another assassination [translation of Hebrew Gush Shalom Avnery on Sharon and the most anti-Israeli American president ever

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00175.htm


19: REPORT from Jo Wilding in Falluja

Trucks, oil tankers, tanks are burning on the highway east to Falluja. A stream of boys and men goes to and from a lorry that's not burnt, stripping it bare. We turn onto the back roads through Abu Ghraib, Nuha and Ahrar singing in Arabic, past the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00132.htm


20: Research Summary - Research on Growth & Innovation

The Growth and Innovation Advisory Board (GIAB) is a government-appointed body which was established in June 2002 to provide the Prime Minister and senior economic ministers with informed perspectives on how the Government can best promote its growth and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00123.htm


21: Treaty of Waitangi website launched

State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today officially launched - www.treatyofwaitangi.govt.nz - a website which will play a key role in the government's Treaty of Waitangi Information Programme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00290.htm


22: PM’s Office: Meetings Did Not Include LP President

A series of high-powered New Zealand Government meetings were held after the Prime Minister was informed that two suspected Mossad connectives had been arrested in Auckland. But the PM's office says Labour Party President Mike Williams was not involved.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00146.htm


23: Call for Pakeha to join hikoi

“It is vital that all peoples seeking peace and justice between cultures in Aotearoa support the seabed hikoi to Parliament, " the Rev. Joan Cook, spokeswoman for Network Waitangi Whangarei, said yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00126.htm


24: A Special Prison Just For Mordechai Vanunu

Lawyers representing Mordechai Vanunu on Sunday appealed Israel's plan to bar the long-imprisoned nuclear whistleblower from travel within or outside of Israel, and from all contact with foreigners, when he is released from prison on Wednesday. Vanunu ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00195.htm


25: PM's Presser: Beyer, Greig, Iraq, Israel & Nauru

The whiff of John Le Carre pervaded most of the Prime Minister’s Press Conference with allegations of spies, the potential that the New Zealand passport may have been violated by agents of Mossad, and the potential fallout from this alleged violation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00163.htm


26: East Timor Environmentalist Wins Top Global Award

April 19 - The East Timor Action Network (ETAN) today congratulated East Timor's Demetrio do Amaral de Carvalho on receiving the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00197.htm


27: Anderton Must Reveal Slush Fund Details

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said it was imperative that Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton reveal who had been the beneficiaries of his secret million-dollar slush fund.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00297.htm


28: New Zealand wines shouldn't be smoked

Green MP Ian Ewen-Street says vintners need to use their heads and not their matches when combating frosts. He was responding to a Marlborough Express report that some vineyard owners are burning paint tins, arsenic-treated timber and waste oils to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00294.htm


29: Haylon Smith: Age Blocks Candidacy

A 17-year-old from North Shore City has been cut four days short of the Candidacy enrollments for council electoral nominations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00125.htm


30: Dairy Partners Americas To Operate In Ecuador

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Nestle are to extend their Dairy Partners Americas joint venture to include Ecuador, Colombia and Trinidad & Tobago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0404/S00184.htm

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